Saturday, September 29, 2012

My Favorite Nail Products

I thought I'd update you a bit today and blog about my about my current favorite nail products. NYC Grand Central Station has officially replaced Seche Vite as my fast-dry top coat!

1. Sally Hanson Instant Cuticle Remover. To have a long-lasting mani, you've really got to prep your nails. Removing cuticle overgrowth is a key step. I apply this all around my cuticles, wait a bit (you can wait longer that it says), then use the thumbnail of my opposite hand to push back/scrape the cuticles. I typically do this twice.

2. Orly Bonder. This rubberized basecoat overrides any oily residue on your nails and gives your polish something to stick to, another secret of a long-lasting mani.

3. NYC Grand Central Station. This is my new HG topcoat... it works just as well as the pricy Seche Vite, but it's only $2! You know I love a bargain.

4. Poshe Cuticle Care.  Keeping your cuticles neat and free of hang-nails is another secret to making your manicure last longer. This product is fabulous and I massage this into my cuticles twice a day to prevent hangnails and prevent cuticle buildup.

5. Nail Polish Remover Dip-It. I change my polish pretty often, and this little treasure makes it quick and easy. Inside this tub are plastic bristles that really help scrub the polish off.


Now, if you are trying to remove a glitterbomb polish, that's another issue, and you'll need to visit this post on my nail blog to see the trick for that.

Do you have any nail products to recommend to me?


Jordan said...

Hi! I am considering making the transition from getting my solar refills as I've been doing for more years than I care to admit and I was wondering if you could suggest any products that might help speed up the repair/strengthening process? I know my nails will need some time to recover but if you have any recommendations, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

Sasha said...

Hi Jordan! Actually, I would recommend using the products I mentioned like the cuticle remover as well as the cuticle cream, but would add in something like Instant Artificials, which you can get at Sally's and use as a basecoat. This really adds some thickness to your nails when you paint it on. Just keep it on as they are growing out.
Keep me posted on how it goes!

Unknown said...

I started using Grand Central Station since your first rave review, and I am loving it, too! I may have to check out the Dip-It - that seems so much more convenient than cotton balls.